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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Gregg

 
 
Fort Gregg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Fort Gregg Marker
Inscription.  

Fort Gregg
Confederate Defense Line
Apr. 2, 1865

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Erected Apr. 2, 1914
By A.P. Hill Camp S.C.V.

 
Erected 1914 by A.P. Hill Camp S.C.V.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1724.
 
Location. 37° 11.85′ N, 77° 27.036′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the middle of the field east of the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Fort Gregg (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rohoic Dam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Fort Whitworth
Marker for Confederate Fort Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Marker for Confederate Fort Gregg
The marker is on the Siege Line Tour in Petersburg National Battlefield.
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(approx. Ύ mile away); Cottage Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Petersburg State Colony for the Negro Insane (approx. 0.9 miles away); After the Breakthrough: April 2, 1865 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fort Gregg. (Submitted on May 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on May 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. The Final Assault. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Fort Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Fort Gregg
Confederate defenders in Fort Gregg held off the attacking Federals for two hours, giving Gen. Lee the time necessary to successfully evacuate Petersburg.
Marker at Fort Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. Marker at Fort Gregg
Marker can be seen to the left of this photo, outside the remains of Fort Gregg.
Fort Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
5. Fort Gregg
The remains of Confederate Fort Gregg are still visible today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,186 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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